I’ve included a number of bargain books, not all of which are bargains at all of the stores. As usual, the main link will be to the Kindle store, with it’s price clearly marked (Amazon is not always the lowest cost on these and some are full price there), along with links to the alternative stores and the price at each. Surprisingly, several of these are cheapest at Fictionwise this week, especially if you use the Summer2010 coupon for 15% off (and then add in the member discount and any rebate). Do note that all of these books have DRM and only those in the Kindle store work on the Kindle; they all can be read on a PC and most of them can be read on one or more alternative ebook readers. The one theme common in all of these? They are filled under Religion & Spirituality or have Christian Fiction assigned as a tag.
Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.
Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail.
The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to the truth, will Lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is?
From bestselling author Deborah Bedford comes the moving tale of an estranged mother and daughter, and the child who forces their old conflicts back into the light.
Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission. In a community where dissent of any form is discouraged, Emma finds it difficult to rein in her tongue–and often doesn’t even try to do so, fueling the animosity between her and the colony’s charismatic and increasingly autocratic leader, Wilhelm Keil.
Eventually Emma and her husband, Christian, are sent along with eight other men to scout out a new location in the northwest where the Bethelites can prepare to await “the last days.” Christian believes they’ve found the ideal situation in Washington territory, but when Keil arrives with the rest of the community, he rejects Christian’s choice in favor of moving to Oregon.
Emma pushes her husband to take this opportunity to break away from the group, but her longed-for influence brings unexpected consequences. As she seeks a refuge for her wounded faith, she learns that her passionate nature can be her greatest strength–if she can harness it effectively.
When Hannah dares to love across the boundaries of tradition, will she lose everything?
Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her relationship with her family forever.
On the evening of their engagement, tragedy strikes and in one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed. As she finds herself entangled in questions that the Old Ways of her people cannot answer, Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her community– and in the heart of the man she loves.
Elsa Anders’s dream of marrying Peder Ramstad is about to come true. But as this independent, strong-willed woman discovers her own creative gifts–a love for travel, painting, and the sea–can she find happiness with a captain who insists upon leaving her safely on shore?
Leaving their home in Norway behind, Elsa and Peder embark on a new life in with their closest friends, including: Kaatje Jansen, a woman seeking a new beginning for the sake of her marriage and for the child growing within her; Elsa’s sister Tora, a sly young vixen who knows exactly what she wants–and exactly how to get it; and Karl Martensen, a man torn between his friendship for Peder and a forbidden, secret love for Elsa, a man tormented by emotions that threaten to ruin them all.
From the gentle hills of Bergen, Norway, to the rocky coast of Camden, Maine, and across the crashing, danger-filled waves of the open sea–experience an epic saga of perseverance and passion, faith and fidelity, in the Northern Lights series: the new historical series by Lisa Tawn Bergren.
The Angel of Mercy series follows the adventures of certified medical nurse Breanna Baylor as she seeks to serve her fellow man and restore her relationship with her true love-John Stranger of the Journeys of the Stranger series-in the post-Civil War West. A Promise for Breanna finds the heroine face to face with Frank Miller, the man who once broke her heart and led her to mistrust men, sabotaging her relationship with John Stranger. Suspense, danger, romance, and spiritual truth each play a part in this compelling story that draws readers into the life of an angel of mercy.
Will the World End in 2012? ($1.99), by Raymond C. Hundley , is from Christian publisher Thomas Nelson. I downloaded a sample, to try to see if this was the full book or a shortened version (as there are two paperbacks, one with over 200 pages and the second claims to have less than fifty). I believe it is the full version, as there were a number of chapters and the sample only went part way into the introduction (and covered a number of pages).
Raymond Hundley, PhD, gives a Christian evaluation of the ten most prominent apocalypse theories causing 2012 mania.
In the first millennia after the birth of Christ, nestled in the mountains of Central America, the Mayan people gazed at the stars and calculated days, months, years, and even the future. Their calendar, more sophisticated than any the world had known, indicated an abrupt end of time, December 21, 2012. The future they predicted is now upon us.
“There have been 149 apocalypse predictions between AD 44 and 2009,” says author Dr. Raymond Hundley. But will it really happen? In this stirring, balanced, and well-researched book, he evaluates the ten most prominent apocalypse theories and gives a surprising answer to the question everyone is asking.
His knowledge and insights lead to compelling conclusions . . . and a heartfelt call for all of humanity to look upon Jesus Christ as it seeks clarity and peace.
Michael Sharp has three books that are under $2 at Fictionwise: The Book of Light ($4.79 Kindle; $1.99 Fictionwise), Dossier of the Ascension ($5.59 Kindle; $1.99 Fictionwise) and The Book of Life ($7.77 Kindle; $1.99 Fictionwise).
The Book of Light: The Nature of God, the Structure of Consciousness, and the Universe Within You
The Book of Light, shows you the complete truth about God, the universe, and you. Within the grounded and elegant pages of this book, you will find the answers to top level theological/cosmological questions like “What is the nature of God and consciousness?”, “What is the nature of the physical universe?”, “What is our highest purpose?”, “What is our essential nature?” and more. If you ever thought that spiritual enlightenment required sacrifice, strength, or years of effort, if you think that only “the special/the chosen/the few/the evolved” get to be enlightened/saved/go to heaven, if you think ego has anything to do with enlightenment at all, think again.
Remember the simple and glorious truth of your divinity. Read The Book of Light and find the divinity within you.
The Dossier of the Ascension: A Practical Guide to Chakra Activation and Kundalini awakening Once you experience the lightning flash of enlightenment and the power of your own divinity, you won’t ever go back to before. The Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order This book explains about The Ascension and The Great Awakening, what they are about, and how (and why) the will mean profound (but positive) personal, social, political, and economic changes. Contrary to what some may think, The Ascension and awakening is not just about you, the individual, it is also about this planet (Gaia) and all of creation. The Ascension is a glorious spiritual event of creation level proportions. In this book learn about starseeds, Indigo and Crystal Children, the nature of energy, the nature of time, the reasons behind The Ascension, our previous attempts to ascend the planet in Lemuria and Atlantis, the final struggle to transform duality and transmute negativity, and the glorious an inevitable conclusion to our thirty thousand year struggle. Its a party and everyone is invited! If you do not want to get knocked off guard by the increasingly dramatic changes occurring on this planet, or get caught off guard by increases in your personal power, get serious about your personal awakening
The Dossier of the Ascension is the owner’s manual for your physical body. Learn about your body as energy system and manifestation device. Learn how to clear the chakra pipes and safely awaken kundalini. Move from disconnected and energetically impotent body to connected and powerful co-creator of your physical world in weeks instead of decades and lifetimes. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Once you experience the lightning flash of enlightenment and the power of your own divinity, you won’t ever go back to before.
The Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order This book explains about The Ascension and The Great Awakening, what they are about, and how (and why) the will mean profound (but positive) personal, social, political, and economic changes. Contrary to what some may think, The Ascension and awakening is not just about you, the individual, it is also about this planet (Gaia) and all of creation. The Ascension is a glorious spiritual event of creation level proportions.
In this book learn about starseeds, Indigo and Crystal Children, the nature of energy, the nature of time, the reasons behind The Ascension, our previous attempts to ascend the planet in Lemuria and Atlantis, the final struggle to transform duality and transmute negativity, and the glorious an inevitable conclusion to our thirty thousand year struggle. Its a party and everyone is invited!
If you do not want to get knocked off guard by the increasingly dramatic changes occurring on this planet, or get caught off guard by increases in your personal power, get serious about your personal awakening